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Is there any difference among the OTC benzoyl peroxide lotions or creams (prices can vary a lot)?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Very little.

Gel preparations tend to be more drying than cream preparations (some people want a drying effect, others do not), but the active ingredient is the same.
Some have a lower concentration of BP (for the face), and others a higher one (for chest and back). Those are pretty much the only differences.

In brief: Very little.

Gel preparations tend to be more drying than cream preparations (some people want a drying effect, others do not), but the active ingredient is the same.
Some have a lower concentration of BP (for the face), and others a higher one (for chest and back). Those are pretty much the only differences.
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